Monday, May 25, 2020

Halifax's Answer To A Triumphal Arch


Anyone who has been following the progress of my scans for the last few days will know where I had arrived at by the end of this strip of negatives from the late 1960s. It is Halifax's answer to a triumphal arch: built by the Borough Engineer in 1900 out of stone and cast iron; a monument to the power of hard work and industry. It is the stone steps leading up to Godley Bridge.

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  1. My brother knows that I'm not one to flatter, far from it. However, I consider his 1960's/70's photographs of Halifax and locality not only worthy of Bill Brandt but equally of Eric de Mare. This one is a masterpiece.

    Moreover they serve to fulfill the role of all art: that is, to enable us to see beauty that previously had escaped our notice. I have passed over this bridge countless times but never saw.

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    1. Praise indeed, Vincent. Thank you.

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